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Iran’s truckers go on strike in Mashhad and Isfahan

Iran, Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call
Iran, Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Updated Aug 25, 12:00 CET

Iran, August 25, 2018 - On Tuesday, truck drivers in Mashhad and Shapur, Isfahan, went on strike in protest to high prices, low income, lack of access to spare parts, and the government’s inefficiency in addressing their demands.

 

Isfahan, Iran-Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call

Isfahan, Iran-Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call

 

Videos obtained from both cities show truckers lining up their vehicles along the streets and refusing to load or move cargo. The Shapur Jadid terminal is lined with a large number of trucks parked in protest. “Their protest is to low wages and the high prices of spare parts for their vehicles,” says a local reporter.

 

 

In the Ahvaz road, truck drivers have gathered with their vehicles and composed a procession of empty cars in protest to the government’s unresponsiveness to their demands. “The drivers have gathered here in the Ahvaz road because they’re living in misery and unemployment,” says a local reporter.

 

The recent months have seen several extended strikes by the truck drivers of Iran in different cities. The Iranian regime’s corruption and mismanagement of the economy has had its toll and is affecting the lives of Iranians of all walks of life.

 

Isfahan, Iran-Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call

Isfahan, Iran-Aug 25-Truckers are on strike again based on a previous call

 

As with other protests, Iranian authorities have failed to respond to the needs of the striking truck drivers, but their attempts to intimidate them and force them to return to work have not been effective either.

 

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